3 Feb 2014

Odd Collectibles: Suits of Armor

Functional suits of armor can be great collector’s pieces. Made to look just like armor from various time periods, they can be used for re-enactments or simply put on display in your home. Available at a range of prices, they are made of high quality steel and custom made to your measurements for proper, period-accurate protection. They each come with their own display stand and there are many styles to choose from including:

  • Tournament;
  • Knight;
  • Gothic;
  • Battle; and
  • Samurai.

The Best Seller: Blued Steel Medieval Armor

Blued Steel Medieval Armor
This medieval set of armor is a reproduction of Italian articulated armor and is crafted in the tradition of the master craftsmen of the age. With a blued plate finish to duplicate the look of authentic pieces on display in museums around the world, this exquisite armor comes with a matching sword and stands 6 ½ feet tall when mounted on the included wood display frame. Price: $3798.10

The Bargain: Gothic Suit of Armor
Gothic Suit Of Armor
Crafted in the German Gothic style of the late 15th century, this suit is sleeker fitting with a less rounded and spikier appearance. The ridged, radiating patterns embossed on the breastplate and throughout the suit are a typical feature of the area and time period and were believe to increase the strength of the armor without added weight. Complete with sallet helm and bevor, this suit will provide excellent head protection but a limited field of vision. Price: $1949

The Masterpiece: Armor of Friedrich Des Siegeichen

Armor Of Friedrich Des Siegeichen

A fully-functional reproduction of the armor worn by German noble Fredrich I, Count Palatine of the Rhine, this suit is not for the faint of heart. Crafted by the medieval Milanese Missaglia army, the original armor is on display in the Waffensammlungen (Arms Museum) in Vienna, Austria but now you can bring an accurate representation into your home! Featuring spike details at the knees and toes and an impressive helm this seven foot suit is sure to be a great addition to any home whether you are an avid re-enactor or simply wish to enjoy the fine workmanship. Price: $11 000

Honorable Mention: Persian Cat Armor

Persian Cat Armor

Don’t forget your pets when you prepare for your next big battle. With these traditional inspired cat armor sets, even Fluffy can defend the homestead from mice and birds in style. Featuring a helm, chainmail, breastplate, and even tail plating, this is the perfect addition to your collection and certain to be a conversation starter!

Of course all these sets of armor will take up a lot of room and you may need to find another way to store them once you collect more than one or two!

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